The Anne Arms - Open Area & Bar


Moving from Malta in 1986 I took a job as the Manager of Turpins Restaurant, situated in Hempstead; the birthplace of Dick Turpin. After 2 years I decided to move north to Doncaster where I was taken on by Danum Swallow Hotel as Restaurant and Banquet Manager. Eighteen months later it was time for a change, I was given the opportunity to become a commis chef at Carlo’s restaurant in Doncaster. During my stay at Carlo’s restaurant I worked my way up to become second chef.

Eleven years on it was my time to become a Head Chef at Trattoria Toscana in Doncaster. For the next ten years I spent approximately 5 years each at the Trattoria Toscana then Emilios Restaurant in Bawtry both at the Head Chef position. The next 5 years were spent as Head Chef at the White Hart in Wadworth and then the Harvey Arms in Finningley before I moved to Rocco’s Italian Kitchen in Tickhill where I remained for just under a year. The next stage in my life brought me to where you are now, The Anne Arms. The Anne Arms gave me the opportunity to become a landlord of a beautiful traditional country pub.

The Anne Arms - Outside Seating Area & Park


I have over three decades of experience of working in the hospitality trade. My first position was at the Barbican City Hotel in London, where I stayed for 18 months before I decided to return to Doncaster. When I returned to Doncaster I worked at The Earl of Doncaster, Old Vienna and Carlos. Carlos is where Ray and I met and worked for 11 years.

After working at Carlos I took some time out from the hospitality trade and went into the care sector as a carer in the community and within nursing homes. After a few years in the care sector I returned to work at Carlos for 4 years before it sadly closed. After that I went to work at The Harvey Arms before going back into the care sector for just over a year before taking over The Anne Arms.

The Team

The Anne Arms - Ray

Position: Chef/Landlord

The Anne Arms - Sue

Position: Landlady

The Anne Arms - Siouxjay

Position: Staff

The Anne Arms - Ben

Position: Staff

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